Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 5/16/13
Essentially throughout the entire 2013 season there has been a pretty big element of fear among Red Wings fans that Pavel Datsyuk was going to go back home to play in Russia after his deal with the Wings expires at the end of the 2014 season. REPORT: PAVEL DATSYUK HAS ONE YEAR LEFT IN DETROIT This of course started as a pretty significant rumor among the blogs citing Datsyuk’s enjoyment of playing in the KHL during the NHL lockout, his desire to play in front of his home country to finish out his career and the notion that he’s possibly upset with Mike Babcock. However, speaking of head coach, Babcock said prior to Wednesday’s game one against the Blackhawks that there’s zero chance that Datsyuk plays in Russia in 2014 (Detroit News). “You mean how long is his deal and how much is he gonna make? Well, there’s this much possibility he’s going back to Russia,” said Babcock, making a zero with his thumb and index finger. “I mean, we’ll get it done (new deal) in the summer.” According t...
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